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deficits of a certain sort. we have to move the fighting and that would have consequences for his domestic program. he then johnson in the most liberal administration is very clear on this, that you just could not spend limitlessly and he knew that this war was going to impinge on his domestic agenda and virtually everybody. this is well understood. >> guest: it did. didn't really affect spending in 1965. i do want to maintain a 65 is the worst year of the war. not all that many americans actually died -- died in 1965. so if they say from 23,284,000 after 400,000, which was a terrible year, to 550,000 at the time johnson leaves office in 1969. so even that is not enough to win the war. >> that's fairly clear. what also strikes me as interesting is that we think of the war opposition as starting in a way in which there was no war, if there's no student there's no opposition to the war. but what is also striking in your book is how there was a kind of opposition to the war among the chattering classes,. this war have not position from the establishment from the very beginning. >> gu
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